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Womelsdorf in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charming Forge

 
 
Charming Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
1. Charming Forge Marker
Inscription.  Erected 1749; once owned by Baron Stiegel. Operated by ironmaster George Ege, 1774-1824. Hessians were employed in Revolutionary days to cut a rock channel for water supply. Site is to the north of Womelsdorf.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
 
Location. 40° 21.951′ N, 76° 10.796′ W. Marker is in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Conrad Weiser Pkwy. (US422) and North Water Street on Conrad Weiser Pkwy. (US422). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Womelsdorf PA 19567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conrad Weiser (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home and Grave of Conrad Weiser (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tulpehocken Path (approx. 0.6 miles
Charming Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
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away); Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Is this Weiser's House? (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Zeller (approx. 2.7 miles away); Marion Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Robesonia Furnace (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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